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Ok, So I own a 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora, and I love it, its my Baby, I am part of a club for Aurora owners, I was currently given a Free Fiero, and Was sent here.

I am learning that a lot of you are using Aurora parts in your Fieros, and even Putting The Aurora 4.0 V8 in your Fieros.

I am curious to know who is doing what With Aurora parts and their Fieros.
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96 Aurora mirrors:

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Originally posted by jscott1:

96 Aurora mirrors:



not bad, too bad they arnt 98, or newer Aurora mirrors, the right one would automatically tilt down when you put the car in reverse, I find that helping when I back my Aurora into the garage, it has a lot of blinds spots like a Fiero.
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Originally posted by 98Aurora:


not bad, too bad they arnt 98, or newer Aurora mirrors, the right one would automatically tilt down when you put the car in reverse,


If I were a bit smarter I could add that feature. These mirrors have the position sensors built-in such that you can have a memory. All I would need would be a voltage comparator circuit and have the right side tilt down to some pre-defined position and then have it tilt back to the stored position when I'm done backing up.
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Originally posted by jscott1:


If I were a bit smarter I could add that feature. These mirrors have the position sensors built-in such that you can have a memory. All I would need would be a voltage comparator circuit and have the right side tilt down to some pre-defined position and then have it tilt back to the stored position when I'm done backing up.


yup, I love them, the heaters keep them from freezing in the winter, and I Have huge blindsopts on the aurora, so I love that feature, wish My fiero did that, but I'm going the stock root, and will not be putting Aurora mirrors on it. lol
Love that color blue on your car, would you mind posting a pic of the Whole car so I can see what it looks like?
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Originally posted by 98Aurora:

Love that color blue on your car, would you mind posting a pic of the Whole car so I can see what it looks like?


Thanks! No problem posting the car




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what's up, I used to have a 98 aurora myself. my mother owns it now. one day in the future I will probably own it again. are you an acna member too? I haven't posted there in a year or so, but am sure my account is still active.
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Thanks! No problem posting the car





Beautoiful CAR!!
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Originally posted by Genopsyde:

what's up, I used to have a 98 aurora myself. my mother owns it now. one day in the future I will probably own it again. are you an acna member too? I haven't posted there in a year or so, but am sure my account is still active.


I have a Black on Tan 1998 Aurora Autobahn edition. Love that Car it has all the options except Chrome wheels, and Cd changer in trunk. I have the Bose system, and even Have the Onstar.

I love it,

I love my Fiero too tho.
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Originally posted by Genopsyde:

what's up, I used to have a 98 aurora myself. my mother owns it now. one day in the future I will probably own it again. are you an acna member too? I haven't posted there in a year or so, but am sure my account is still active.


and yes, I am also a Member over at ACNA.
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Bump!

So No one else used Aurora stuff for their Fieros, I'vesen threads, I'm just trying to get an idea of who did what.
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Do a search for Rickady88, a user here. He has a super clean "Shortstar" 3.5 out of an Intrigue. Those motors also came in Auroras equipped with V6. Chris West of West Coast Fieros recently did an Aurora V8 build.

I always liked the Aurora. What should you be careful about when buying a used Aurora?
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i plan on an aurora rear view mirror in both of mine.
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yeah there was a aurora V8 swap thread under technical recently IIRC. search aurora on the search function maybe ull get something.
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Originally posted by WhiteDevil88:

Do a search for Rickady88, a user here. He has a super clean "Shortstar" 3.5 out of an Intrigue. Those motors also came in Auroras equipped with V6. Chris West of West Coast Fieros recently did an Aurora V8 build.

I always liked the Aurora. What should you be careful about when buying a used Aurora?


Head Gasket Leaks, pulled Headbolts.

other than that not much They are great Cars, and Will run for well over 200,000 miles if taken care of

When I say headgaskets, and bolts i'm referring to the First Generation aurora 1995-99 I dont know much about hte second Gen Aurora 2001-2003
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I've got the leather auto shift knob in my Fiero from and Aurora... Nice know, but it sits a bit high compared to the stock one...kinda get used to it after awhile though
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Folks:

Guess this is the ultimate Aurora part in a Fiero: http://picasaweb.google.com...ZqwE&feat=directlink

It is the West Coast Fiero Turbo V-8 Aurora with Hildebrand Injection and an NSX 5-speed transsmission with a racing multiplate clutch and 13" Wilwood Rotors/ Brembo Calipers and much more.

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Originally posted by WhiteDevil88:

Do a search for Rickady88, a user here. He has a super clean "Shortstar" 3.5 out of an Intrigue. Those motors also came in Auroras equipped with V6. Chris West of West Coast Fieros recently did an Aurora V8 build.

I always liked the Aurora. What should you be careful about when buying a used Aurora?


Good engine, sounds great. I did not even run a mufler, just a cat.


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Good engine, sounds great. I did not even run a mufler, just a cat.



Wow you are running a Second generation aurora engine!
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you already know about my mirrors.
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

you already know about my mirrors.


yes I do! and they are growing one me! At first I didnt like them that much Now I'm loving them.
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Check the mall here. Brand new shelby aurora engines for $1500.
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Originally posted by 98Aurora:


yes I do! and they are growing one me! At first I didnt like them that much Now I'm loving them.



haha see. Dont worrey about it a lot of people have been saying that about it.

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Wow you are running a Second generation aurora engine!


Yes I used to, now I run a "bigger" engine

I have plans to sell the V6.

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Yes I used to, now I run a "bigger" engine

I have plans to sell the V6.


bump from page 210.... Any updates..?? SmoothGT

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Cptsnoopy has his 4.0 build: //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000017.html and I am doing one, too. Once everything is up and running I'll probably had more features, such as the BCM.

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bump from page 210.... Any updates..?? SmoothGT


You quoted Rick's nearly 2 year old comment about him changing out for a bigger engine. Here's his LS4 swap thread: //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000114.html
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You quoted Rick's nearly 2 year old comment about him changing out for a bigger engine. Here's his LS4 swap thread: //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000114.html


Well, you know how I am... I had looked for the thread w/ no luck... thanks.
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Just wondering why use the 4.0 when you could go with a 4.6? If I remember the hp and tq numbers were all lower on the 4.0, is there a better aftermarket? stronger motor? or just personal preference? Or does it spin up to like 10k rpm stock lol?
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Originally posted by Hockaday:

Just wondering why use the 4.0 when you could go with a 4.6? If I remember the hp and tq numbers were all lower on the 4.0, is there a better aftermarket? stronger motor? or just personal preference? Or does it spin up to like 10k rpm stock lol?


Why not just move up to the 4.9 or a N*?

Because people do different things for different reasons. Maybe it's availability. Myabe because they just happen to like that engine. Maybe to be different. Maybe they don't care how fast it will go in a 1/4. /shrug, I looked at the 4.0 and 4.6 as options for swaps. I'd go 4.9 or 3800 NA because I'm not looking to race just for a bit more power and those 2 motors are really close to each other in HP and Torque.

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Originally posted by Hockaday:

Just wondering why use the 4.0 when you could go with a 4.6? If I remember the hp and tq numbers were all lower on the 4.0, is there a better aftermarket? stronger motor? or just personal preference? Or does it spin up to like 10k rpm stock lol?


I would not be so quick to put down the 4.0 in thoes things. There a shelby built motor ans they even haul a$$ in the aurora. god knows what they would do in a fiero.

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Originally posted by Hockaday:

Just wondering why use the 4.0 when you could go with a 4.6? If I remember the hp and tq numbers were all lower on the 4.0, is there a better aftermarket? stronger motor? or just personal preference? Or does it spin up to like 10k rpm stock lol?


Because I had one...(already did 3800SC...long story).

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Originally posted by Hockaday:

Just wondering why use the 4.0 when you could go with a 4.6? If I remember the hp and tq numbers were all lower on the 4.0, is there a better aftermarket? stronger motor? or just personal preference? Or does it spin up to like 10k rpm stock lol?


Price and availability was my reason. I thought I bought a nice low miles 4.0 (standard L47) from a guy and that was when I started my swap. After getting the engine running it became apparent that it was a warranty removal from a 95 Aurora as it had a bad cylinder that burned a ton of oil. So I figured that would be a great time to upgrade to a nice 4.6 but when looking around for something I could afford I was pointed in the direction of a guy who was selling off his stock of new "in the crate" 4.0L Aurora engines for $1500. When I found out these were the engines that had been massaged for the 1998-1999 Shelby Series One Roadster I decided that I probably would be happy. The stock L47 is rated at 260 torque and 250 horsepower. This engine is rated at 290 torque and 320 horsepower. The only real difference that I know of is that they cleaned the heads up a tad and installed vin-9 cams from the L37 4.6 N*. I suspect they indexed the cams a bit as this one was setup to run in the Series One with a supercharger. While I doubt that I will win any races against a 4.6N* powered Fiero, I think it will be enough power/fun for me.

I feel pretty good about getting a $6K+ engine with zero miles for $1.5K.

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wasn't putting down the 4.0 was a real question, =) sometimes there are different reasons besides availability. Wasn't sure about the real differences between the two engines performance wise. thanks for the answer's guys.

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I dont think all aurora engines were shelby made.
Wasn't some type of aurora used in IRL too back then? Those probably spin pretty fast
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Originally posted by Scottzilla79:

I dont think all aurora engines were shelby made.
Wasn't some type of aurora used in IRL too back then? Those probably spin pretty fast


None of the Aurora were Shelby made. Shelby modified (or had them built) for his own use. The Indy Auroras shared the name, that's about it.

Hockaday: No offence taken.. All good man..

And, if there is something wrong with mine, all the work is done to drop in a 4.6L.

Bob

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And, if there is something wrong with mine, all the work is done to drop in a 4.6L.

Bob



Hey Bob, how's it going? I just saw Shelby the other day on TV trying to help an original Cobra be auctioned... It didn't sell because the reserve of $1.3 Million was not met, (missed it by $50,000) Odd that the roundoff error on the Cobra is worth 5 times as much as our cars.
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